Statement of Safety & Environmental Policy and Objectives
It is the policy of ATS to provide a safe and healthy work environment for our employees and to reasonably protect our environment. To accomplish this, management has taken the necessary steps to establish safety and environmental policies, and employee training programs to provide a safe work environment, promote safe work practices designed to avoid injury from all hazards, and promote protection of our environment. In implementing this plan, it is the intent of Management to comply with all applicable Federal, State and Local laws and ordinances having jurisdiction in the area where our work is being carried out.
Because accidents cause suffering and financial loss, accident prevention shall be an integral part of all operations. Each job, each operation and each activity shall always be planned with the idea of completing it without injury to employees or damage to property or the environment.
Overall safety and environmental activity is directed and coordinated by the Corporate Director of Safety and Environmental, who directly reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Director works with the Division Managers, Project Managers, Superintendents and Supervisors to establish appropriate procedures on each job for the control of conditions and practices, which may cause personal injury and property damage. The Project Manager and Job Supervisors are responsible for accident prevention and environmental protection on their jobs. They are the key personnel in our accident prevention and environmental protection program and their active participation in jobsite activities is a must.
Employees are required to follow safe work practices and to take an active part in protecting the environment, themselves, their fellow workers and any others with whom their work brings them into contact, against accidental injury or damage to property. These activities include enforcing and following all applicable safety and environmental rules including the use of personal protective equipment and attending crew safety meetings.
On the job, safety requires the establishment of three basic conditions: a safe work environment, employee training, and an attitude on the part of employees that results in safe work practices and conduct. It is necessary to provide training and supervision to insure that all employees work safely. Awareness for safety usually does not come naturally. With effective training programs, safety reinforcement, and supervision to teach, motivate, and sustain safety knowledge; accidents and injuries can be eliminated.
A safe work environment can be established and maintained by pre-job planning and work area inspections thus eliminating or safeguarding all recognized hazards.
Proper training of our employees, enforcing, and reinforcing our employee’s awareness of, and interest in safety and the environment can develop protective practices. ATS shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury. A concentrated effort by all to develop good work habits and attitudes results in incident – free work performance. Safety promotional activities will be conducted on a routine basis at all jobsites to help develop these habits and attitudes.
Our goal is to eliminate all injuries to our employees and all damage to the environment, equipment and facilities. Toward this goal, full cooperation is expected of all concerned.